Forward 6-9 / 208 cms 210 lbs. / 95 kgs
Herbert Hoover High School 11
San Diego, California
Member of the 2010 USA Youth Olympic Games Team that finished with a 5-2 record and in fourth place at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
Participated in the MDNT 2010 spring training, June 18-20 in San Antonio, Texas.
Participated in the MDNT 2009 spring training, June 6-12 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Named to the 2009-10 USA Basketball Mens Developmental National Team on May 28, 2009.
Lists Alabama, Connecticut, Georgetown, Kansas and Washington among his college choices.
Named in 2009-10 ESPN RISE Underclassmen All-American; 2010 Maxpreps All-American; All-State; All-Division II; All-San Diego County; Eastern League Player of Year.
Named in 2008-09 ESPN RISE All-American, EA Sports All-American, All-San Diego Section Team by the San Diego
Union-Tribune, San Diego Hall of Champions and SectionSports.com.
Earned CalHiSports.com 2009 All-State honors and was named the CalHiSports.com 2009 California Sophomore of the Year and All-Division II.
The 2009 San Diego CIF Division II Player of Year and was a 2008 and 2009 All-Eastern League first team pick.
Named a 2008 EA Sports All-American.
Was the San Diego Union-Tribunes 2008 Newcomer of the Year.
High School Notes
Attends Herbert Hoover High School School (Calif.), where in three varsity seasons he has games played in 101 games and compiled 1336 points, 1226 rebounds, 854 blocked shots, 111 assists, 99 steals, while shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 65.4 percent from the foul line.
Aided Hoover in 2009-10 to a 27-7 record, Eastern League Championship; #2 ranking in San Diego; San Diego Division II runner-up finish and California State Sweet 16.
In 2009-10 averaged 16.1 ppg., 13.1 rpg., 8.4 bpg., 1.9 apg., 1.0 spg., while shooting 49.1 percent from the field and 71.9 percent from the foul line.
Helped lead Hoover H.S. in 2008-09 to a 28-8 record, the Division II title and advance to the CIF Division II regionals; started all 36 games played and averaged 12.8 ppg., 13.2 rpg. and 9.6 bpg.
As a freshman in 2007-08, aided hoover to a 27-7 record, the San Diego CIF Division II title and a state quarterfinals berth; averaged 10.7 ppg., 9.9 rpg. and 7.2 bpg.
Set the all-time national prep record for blocked shots in a season with 337 in 35 games during the 2008-09 season; tied the San Diego city single-game record for blocked shots with 19 versus Lincoln (12/8/08).
Posted single-game bests of 23 points versus Montgomery (12/20/08), 25 rebounds versus Sunnyside (12/30/08), as well as his 19-blocked shot performance versus Lincoln.
Also plays in the summers for the Southern California All-Stars.
The Personal Scoop
Born July 15, 1993, in Khartoum, Sudan, and moved to the USA at age seven; son of Ajieny Chol.
Has post-basketball career ambitions of owning a business.
Favorite sport other than basketball: baseball.
Favorite magazine: ESPN Rise.
Favorite personal memento: my CIF championship ring.
I play: the drums.
Favorite basketball player of all-time: Luol Deng.
Favorite team: Cleveland Cavaliers.
Favorite non-basketball Olympian: Usain Bolt.
Strangest place ever played hoops: in the dirt.
Best player Ive ever faced: Malcolm Thomas.
I want to play one-on-one against: LeBron James.
The most impressive person I ever met: his high school coach Ollie Goulston because nothing fazes him.
Always in my fridge: hot dogs.
Most interesting place ever visited: North Carolina.
Away from basketball I enjoy: sleeping.
Superstitions: he believes in Karma.
Cant live without: family and friends.
Most people dont know: I am a humanitarian. I care about the world.
This left-hander wears No. 3 because there are three people that really care about me.